Asthma Worsening factors of Adolescent Asthma Patients in Korea -Associated with Intake of Antioxidant Food-

청소년 천식 환자의 천식 악화의 영향 요인 -항산화식이 섭취와 관련하여-

  • Received : 2017.04.18
  • Accepted : 2017.06.20
  • Published : 2017.06.28


The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between antioxidant food intake pattern and asthma control status in Korean adolescents. This study was conducted using data from 1,578 patients diagnosed with asthma among the participants in the 11th online health behavior survey. Statistical analyses were performed for sociodemographic variables, known risk factors for asthma worsening, and all variables which were related to food intake pattern. For final decision, logistic regression analysis was used to estimate the associations between antioxidant food intake and asthma worsening. Male gender and smoking experiences were associated with asthma exacerbation. Low intake of antioxidant foods status also significantly increased asthma exacerbations. Antioxidant food intake and smoking prevention education is important for adolescent asthma patients. It is highly needed to recommend taking fruits and vegetables properly.


Supported by : Chungnam National University


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